There's nothing we could say was wrong or could be improved during our stay. This is the perfect location in Vienna, one block from the Opera House, on the Ringstrasse. Neighboring hotels are The Bristol, The Imperial, and the Grand Wien Hotel. Staff offered seamless and low-key service throughout our stay here.
The Ring is a smaller, very modern hotel in a lovely traditional building. We were taken up (with luggage) on a modern elevator, but soon discovered the charming elevator with wood and a gate on the other side of the reception desk. Our room was an "X-traordinary" room on an upper floor. It was spacious with separate commode/bidet and shower/lavitory bathrooms, ample closets and drawers, a sitting area with comfy chairs and table, and a completely wired e-desk with 220 and 110 power. Towels are thick, shampoo and soaps are quality, and the rain showerhead in a glass enclosure is well done (bathtub too, for those who prefer). Comfy robes and slippers are provided. The very restful bedding is the perfect firmness with great pillows and linens and duvets. Double glazed windows help keep out the street sounds from the Ringstr too. We sent out laundry and arranged taxis and made special housekeeping requests - seamless service provided throughout. Housekeeping was immaculate - clean as can be and nightly turndown service was beautiful and invisibly accomplished.
Prominent is a 42" television offering channels in several languages as well as digital music selections, and pay movies and hi-definition programming. In room WIFI is free and worked well. The single cup coffeemaker and tea service is was really nice too, with several cream and sugar choices.
Because The Ring is a small hotel, the front desk staff provides some concierge service too, recommending perfect dinner and coffeehouse suggestions and directions to everywhere in Vienna during our stay. Do not miss dinner at "At Eight" -the restaurant in the hotel, recently rewarded two deserved toques from Michelin. Make reservations here.
Drings, the small bar off the lobby, has a very nice vibe and offers both fancy and simple drinks, but ended up being too smoky for us to enjoy for long.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ring - Relais & Châteaux is one of Vienna's most hip City- and Lifestyle hotels. Since its opening in November 2007 it pampers its guests with outstanding comfort and casual luxury in every detail. You find the hotel best located, in the middle of the centre of Vienna, the famous art-, culture and shopping mile Wiener Ringstraße in front of the door. At Kärntner Ring number 8 the historic façade has been lovingly renovated. Inside guests are welcomed by a modern, straight and nevertheless sensual interior. New elements were merged with old ones - for example the 100-year old elevator and the plastered walls of the "Ring Suite", combined with modern design. The Ring, Vienna's Casual Luxury Hotel, has 68 rooms and suites available, all luxuriously equipped and made of an inspiring mix of contemporary and classic design. Guests can choose between Casual-, Special, and X-ordinary rooms, as well as Cosmopolitan suites or the unique Ring Suite. The innovative illumination concept and the exquisitely made bathrooms complete the extensive feeling of living. The concept of warm brown and beige colors, refreshing pistachio and fiery red makes the hotel an amazing place. At the stylish hotelbar "Drings" by Le Zefire guests can expect the atmosphere of a French Club, great drinks, international music and cool people. On a regular basis live DJs will be contributing to the party feeling. The restaurant "at eight" is located on the ground floor and pampers the guests with outstanding international, toque winning seasonal aroma cuisine. Apart from the cuisine awarded with two toques, the innovative design concept impresses the guests. "Dressing up for the evening" - the restaurant at eight changes its clothes every afternoon and suits up to be the perfect evening restaurant for its guests. At The Ring Day Spa guests can shake off their stress from all-day life. The Spa, located on the 7th floor, offers an amazing view over the rooftops of Vienna. A fitness area with most modern training equipment and entertainment centre is available for the guests. Fresh fruit and water are on disposal for free. Changing rooms, safe deposit boxes, shower rooms and towels are available on location. For guests of the hotel, the fitness area is opened around the clock. The demanding criteria of the prestigious international Green Globe label confirm the green stance of The Ring, Vienna's Casual Luxury Hotel on sustainable tourism in all of its establishments. Green Globe is an internationally recognized certification program designed for the travel and luxury tourism industry. Its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) standards are applicable to several types of structures such as resorts, spas and casinos. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ring Viennas Casual Luxury Hotel